VW CEO Diess negatively charged by Ionity
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess apparently ended up negatively supercharged after a bad experience with the Ionity charging network in which VW has a 20 per cent stake. “This is anything but a premium charging experience, IONITY!” ranted Diess on LinkedIn.
Herbert Diess contract extended until 2025
Herbert Diess will remain Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group until October 2025. On Friday, the supervisory board approved an extension of his contract, which previously ran until April 2023.
eMobility boss Thomas Ulbrich to leave Volkswagen
While VW Group CEO Herbert Diess’ requested early contract renewal is still not clarified, another top executive Volkswagen is making a big change: eMobility board member Thomas Ulbrich is leaving the Group next year. The reasons for the move are being hotly discussed in the German media with different theses.
VW boss again crosses hairs with the works council
Only a few months after the last major conflict with employee representatives at the Volkswagen works council, which ended in the loss of the post as head of the brand, VW CEO Herbert Diess has apparently found trouble again. Apparently, the development could even result in a “short-term replacement” for Diess.
When Musk meets Diess
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising stopover in Braunschweig at the end of his visit to Germany, which lasted several days, and met with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess.
Diess departs VW cars – Brandstätter to take over
After news broke last night, that the VW Supervisory Board had withdrawn the leadership of the VW Passenger Cars brand from Group CEO Herbert Diess, more details behind the reasoning have come to light and not all of them look very pretty.
Volkswagen to tighten savings plan
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has massively tightened the group’s austerity measures in the Corona crisis and made some choice words internally regarding electrification. Diess’ goal: E-mobility must not remain a subsidy business.
VW boss Herbert Diess gets frank about CO2
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has delivered a seminal speech, depending action will follow. Essentially, the head of the major carmaker asks for binding environmental agreements across the EU, including charging networks and a higher price on carbon emissions.
‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric
During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the near future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.
EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030
EU negotiators finally agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans and the deal is a true compromise. CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans, which is slightly above the expected 35%. Yet, punitive measures connected to the number of plug-ins sold, otherwise typical […]
VW considering in-house battery cell production
Following the change in leadership, VW under Herbert Diess is considering producing their own battery cells, according to German media reports. The company is analyzing “all options, including in-house production, Joint Ventures or the purchasing of other companies competencies”, said a spokesperson.
What VW’s change of the guard means for e-mobility
It’s confirmed, ex-BMW manager Dr Herbert Diess is taking over from Matthias Müller, and this sets things in motion. New brand groups are being introduced and the UV unit will be open for public investment. Interestingly, Diess will also head R&D. Editor-in-Chief, Peter Schwierz comments.
Water-powered rocket trike.
Francois Gissy has created a trike that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in half a second (!) – without causing harmful emissions. For once, the secret is not an electric motor but simply rainwater and compressed air.
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